Hope for Tomorrow Today

November 2016
Donate Your support makes a diffe rence in the lives of children, families, men and women -- every day of the year.

2016 Help the Homeless Artwork Contest Winner  Hannah Park, 5th grader at  Nysmith School for the Gifted, poses with her artwork and  Cornerstones' CEO, Kerrie Wilson.  Hannah was among many outstanding entries, and is the first Nysmith School for the Gifted student to win!
Kerrie Wilson,  Cornerstones' CEO, accepting  The Commonwealth Institute   Legacy Award, which honors the contributions of  Virginia's outstanding public servants. Kerrie was one of three recipients, including U.S. Senator Mark Warner and Rubie Coles of the Moriah Fund.

Cornerstones has announced the creation of its   Legacy of Hope Society , where members of the community can  make a lasting difference today by making a charitable planned gift that offers stability, empowerment and hope for families now and in the future.  Read More  >>
A Message from Our CEO
Homelessness Awareness Month
The Embry Rucker Community Shelter stands as a beacon in our community - a steadfast reminder of our community's needs as well as Reston's collective commitment to serve those who are less fortunate.  Beyond the bricks and mortar of the Embry Rucker Shelter are the men, women and children whose stories stretch beyond the weeks that they are residents of the shelter. Read More >>
Helping the Homeless Is Not Just a Job for this Cornerstones Care Manager -- It's Personal.
"There are individuals staying at our shelter who have someone out there who loves them. I want people to remember that you may not have the whole picture about someone who is homeless, and they deserve our respect."  Read More >>
A Cornerstones Care Manager was Jeff's Lifeline to Stability
Michael Gross, whose personal story is profiled above, knew that it was the constancy of contact and knowing where to turn for support - in an environment without judgement - that would be critical to Jeff's survival and, ultimately, to him beginning to thrive. Read More >>
A motivated audience of Reston-area nonprofits, schools, businesses, faith organizations and elected officials gathered at South Lakes High School on October 26th to launch the Reston Opportunity Neighborhood ("RestON") movement.   Read More >>
Join us for 34th Annual Capitol Steps Benefit Performance to Empty the Shelter
Enjoy this sneak peak of what's in store
at the 34th Annual Capitol Steps Performance Benefiting Cornerstones
This year's event will be held Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Reston.  It will be the beginning of the New Year and we will have a new president, and you can bet Capitol Steps will tackle both sides of what will be in the political headlines and all things equally foolish!  Click here  to learn about sponsorship opportunities and benefits.
Want a greater understanding about our mission and the important work Cornerstones conducts in our community? Join us for a one-hour Experience Cornerstones Virtual Tour.  Click here for details.
Financial hardship and homelessness are hard on children and the holiday season can be especially difficult. With your support, our youngest neighbors can have a fulfilling and memorable holiday.  Click here to confirm your donation commitment by November 18th.
These extraordinary supporters and volunteers donate their gifts, time and talents. Read More >>

ESL Mentors  
Volunteers are needed to help individuals improve their English speaking, reading and writing. Who: Adults. When: Thursdays from 6:30-9:00 pm.    

Robotics Mentors
Help guide our enthusiastic and experienced students through the 2016-2017 Robotics: "Starstruck" Competition. Who: Adults; When: October 2016-April 2017. 

To learn more and sign-up, please email us or contact us at 571-323-9568.